This Saturday Prince William met with New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Arden in Apartment 1A, the Cambridges’ London Residence inside Kensington Palace where they spend the majority of their time.
It seems that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have done a bit of redecorating – and here’s how we know.
To commemorate the occasion, the Palace released a photo which revealed that the royals have made a few significant, yet subtle and tasteful changes to the reception room since we last saw it.
When we last saw the room – when the Duke and Duchess hosted former US president Barack Obama and first lady Michelle back in 2016 – it was shown in a neutral colour scheme, consisting of two matching cream sofas, light-coloured armchairs and a large octagonal ottoman with intricate gold detailing in the centre.
The royals’ exquisite taste is shown around the room, finished with beautiful ornaments such as candles and vases. Dotted around the room are family photos – which have also changed in the six years since we last saw the room – and traditional artworks in ornate gold frames.
Apartment 1A is of course just one of the homes Kate and William can call their own, they also have a second home at Anmer Hall in Norfolk and a cottage on the Queen’s Balmoral estates. Makes you wonder how they apply their sense of style across all their living areas, doesn’t it?
This Friday the late Princess Diana would have turned 61, so as a way of honouring his mother and everything she stood for Prince William spoke out in a letter. The Duke of Cambridge paid tribute to all the latest recipients of the Diana Award. The prestigious award, named after the late royal, celebrates people aged 9-25 for their social action and humanitarian work.
In the emotional letter to this year’s winners, William, 40, called them all “an inspiration”.